The Zetas are now the largest cartel in Mexico, overtaking their bitter rival, the Sinaloa cartel, a report by US security firm Stratfor suggests.
When the Sinaloa cartel was the 'big dog,' they had a tacit understanding with the government and the government would target other drug syndicates and basically leave the important members of 'La Federacion' alone. The Sinaloans operate primarily through bribery and corruption while the Zetas specialize in horrific brutality. Now that the Zetas have muscled their way into more turf and more influential networks, how will that reshape the geopolitical paradigm? What with the effect be for Mexican citizens and for those on both sides of the border? This is not a good turn of events.
Via Seth Dixon